Hi, and welcome to the weekly dietitian summary where I provide you with a few key pointers which came up in clinic that week.[spacer height=”20px”]
This week things have really been winding down with half full clinics and my time being spent mostly on organising some exciting things for January.[spacer height=”20px”]
So what things did I come across this week?[spacer height=”20px”]
- Tidy your diet up! This week one clients had made loads of good changes to her diet – eating regularly, drinking plenty and eating lots of fruit and veg BUT they didn’t lose weight. This is because their diet contained, what I call, ‘extras’ for example the client had a pie 1 day, a beer another day, a hot chocolate with cream on another day – and the list goes on. Even though when you look at each one of these foods in isolation they really aren’t that bad, the problem is that together they soon add up. So be careful to consider your ‘treat’ foods as a whole rather than on their own.[spacer height=”20px”]
- Avoid exercise fatigue. Exercise is great and we should be doing at least 30 minutes every day. This week, one of my clients came in for a review and they had gone from doing no exercise to going to HIIT classes 5 times a week – great hey? Well actually, my alarm bells started ringing. This sort of drastic change is usually unsustainable and what would be much better is to perhaps start with 1 HIIT session, 1 walk and 1 gym session – more varied and no where near as intense. Would they still get results? Yes![spacer height=”20px”]
- Is your work supporting you to be healthy? This week, a client reported they were unable to take a break for around 8 hours at times and so their eating regularly just went out of the window. This is absolutely ridiculous, especially in this day and age when sick pay costs companies millions. Often these situations go on simply because the company are not aware it is an issue – seriously you would be surprised. So instead of suffering in silence try speaking to your manager, but make sure you do it in a formal way so that it is taken seriously. Or if you don’t have the confidence to do this then consider sending an email – having breaks is your legal right.
If you are brave enough to book yourself into next weeks clinic pre-Christmas – please contact me.
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